November 18, 2015 |
* CHICAGO MED. 9 tonight, NBC10. NO ONE ever starts the first day in a TV hospital filling out paperwork in human resources. So there are things you can just see coming when NBC's "Chicago Fire" spin-off "Chicago Med" pulls out of the station tonight with a train crash for which Dr. Connor Rhodes (Colin Donnell) happens to be present. Quite a few things. But while the newest outpost in producer Dick Wolf's Windy City empire isn't wildly original, it doesn't have to be. Like the components of the Penn grad producer's "Law & Order" franchise, "Chicago Med" is the kind of TV that's topical, briefly gripping but easily shaken off. In a medium where drama junkies increasingly seem to need recaps to confirm (or explain)
November 18, 2015 |
Bang! Kapow! Ka-boom! That's how networks serve up their dramas in this ultra-competitive age. Terrified of losing their audiences to FX or Netflix, they slam viewers with shrill, abusive body blows. That's how procedural whiz Dick Wolf opens his new emergency- room melodrama, Chicago Med . Within 90 seconds, we're thrown into the middle of a deadly train derailment The third in Wolf's Chicago triumvirate, after Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. , the series premieres at 9 p.m. Tuesday on NBC. Wolf opens on devilishly good-looking Dr. Connor Rhodes ( Arrow 's Colin Donnell)
October 15, 2015 |
When retired defenseman Kimmo Timonen is honored before Wednesday's game against Chicago at the Wells Fargo Center, the players on the Flyers bench can be excused if they nearly pound holes in the sideboards with their heartfelt stick-tap salute. Timonen, a longtime Flyers defenseman before being dealt to Chicago last February and winning his first Stanley Cup, was not only a terrific player and leader, but he defined perseverance during an exceptional 16-year career. "He played through so many injuries and was just a warrior out there," winger Matt Read said after Tuesday's optional practice in Voorhees.
October 10, 2015 |
When Noel Sarah Dietrich was a kid, she wanted to be Vicki Huber. Huber, like Dietrich, was from Wilmington, De., and Dietrich watched the Villanova all-American's path to the 1988 Olympics in awe. One problem though: Dietrich enjoyed running, but she didn't think she was really good at it. "I was typically an overachiever and wasn't used to things that didn't come easy to me," she said. In high school, she went to one track practice then dropped out. At the University of Delaware, she knew running helped relieve stress, but she never really got into the sport.
October 10, 2015 |
Brennan Investment Group has purchased Markel Corp.'s 168,000-square-foot headquarters and production facility in Plymouth Township, the Chicago-based real estate investment firm said in a release on Thursday. Brennan will lease the space at 435 School Lane back to Markel, a provider of fluoropolymer products to the automotive, communications, environmental, and industrial markets, according to the statement. The company did not immediately respond to a phone message seeking details of the purchase price.
October 1, 2015 |
THE THIRD SEASON of the NBC police drama "Chicago PD" starts tonight, and Jesse Lee Soffer , who plays Detective Jay Halstead, sat down with me yesterday to offer a sneak peek of what to expect. Soffer, who's been acting since he was 6 years old, had a smaller role in "Chicago Fire," playing an ambiguously dirty policeman. It's when producers on the show decided to make a spin-off based on the police department's perspective that they cast Soffer as a cop in the intelligence unit whose moral and ethical boundaries are a little muddled.
September 2, 2015 |
Rock yer SquarePants off! Think SpongeBob SquarePants is just for lil' kids? Think again, chum. Nickelodeon's mega-popular show is getting a Broadway makeover, courtesy of some of the biggest names in pop. Variety says a team of musicians, including Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith and singer John Legend , are hard at work on The SpongeBob Musical , which will premiere in Chicago in summer 2016 before heading...
August 28, 2015 |
LaSalle Investment Management has purchased the newly constructed AQ Rittenhouse apartment building in Center City for $51.1 million, according to Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, which brokered the sale. The Chicago-based investment manager bought the 110-unit high-rise at 2021 Chestnut St. from a joint venture between Aquinas Realty Partners and MB1 Capital Partners, NGKF said in a statement on Wednesday. firstname.lastname@example.org 215-854-2615 @jacobadelman
August 13, 2015 |
WHEN THE Union fell to the heavily favored Seattle Sounders, 3-1, after extra time, in last year's U.S. Open Cup final, coach Jim Curtin did what he thought was the classy thing to do. As the Sounders received their championship medals on the Union's home turf at PPL Park, Curtin made his team stay on the field to watch every last second of the ceremony. It was as a gesture of good sportsmanship, but it also served as a reminder to his young club. "I don't think some guys wanted to, but I think you have to watch that and you have to remember it, because you don't ever want to feel that way again," Curtin said.
August 8, 2015 |
People here knew Dorothy Storck as an Inquirer reporter whose syndicated columns reached hundreds of thousands of readers across the nation in the 1970s. But she was, and did, much more, both before and after that time - a strong, swashbuckling presence who embraced life and its challenges. Ms. Storck, 88, of Chicago, died at home late Sunday, Aug. 2, after a five-year battle with cancer. In the 1950s, she joined the military and commanded an Air Force squadron, a link in the chain of her military family.